Bluefield University in the News


by | Feb 1, 2016

Local women are invited to a wellness seminar at Bluefield College, Thursday, February 18, as part of the Healthy Woman series sponsored by Bluefield Regional Medical Center.

In conjunction with February Heart Month, the BRMC wellness seminar will begin at 5 p.m. in Bluefield College’s Shott Hall and will focus on preventing heart disease. Titled “Up, Up and Away with Heart Disease,” the program will feature lectures and discussions on the signs, symptoms and prevention of heart disease.


Speakers for the program will include Dr. Sunil Dhar, an interventional cardiologist with Bluefield Cardiology; Pam Linkous, a longtime nurse and current assistant professor of nursing at Bluefield College; and Sherelle Morgan, director of admissions for BC’s online degree program, which includes a nursing (RN-to-BSN) degree.


The “Up, Up and Away with Heart Disease” seminar will also feature health screenings, door prizes and refreshments. In addition, local artist Donna Marshall will teach participants how to paint a heart-themed picture on canvas. And, local health vendors will be on hand to provide important information about wellness. Vendors and activities begin at 5 p.m. with speakers beginning at 6 p.m.


All activities are open and free to women in the community. To register for the seminar, visit (click on the “Healthy Woman” link) or call Sherri Cox at 304-327-1651.


Women who register in advance will receive a raffle ticket for a chance at winning a Heart Month prize. Participants of the “Up, Up and Away with Heart Disease” seminar will also receive a raffle ticket. Women who bring a participant with them will receive a third raffle ticket, and those who wear red to the program will receive a fourth raffle ticket.

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Do I only apply once?

  • No. Students must apply each academic year for the fall semester and submit the necessary documents.

Do I have to take the classes specified in the Associate's Degree tracks as they are listed on the information sheet?

  • No. Students may take any of the courses that are offered in a given term.

Where do I find the textbook listing, and where do I purchase the books?

  • Log in to myBU, and under the "Student" tab, you will find a list of the textbooks required (if any) for each course. Students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks.

How long is a semester?

  • Our semesters are divided into two 8-week terms.

Is there an orientation?

  • Yes. Students can attend an orientation session that explains how to access courses, how to register for classes, and answers other questions.

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Does the student need to take the SAT or ACT in order to take Dual Enrollment classes?

  • No. If a student decides to study at BU full time, BU is currently test-optional for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle.

Are the classes live? Do students need to log in and participate at certain times?

  • Classes are offered online, so a student can log-on and study at their convenience and their own pace. Students have assignments due each week; you can complete your assignments at any point in time before the deadline.

Does an Early College student need to come to campus for anything?

  • No. However, we would love to have you visit our campus if you are interested in continuing with traditional on-campus study. Students who complete their associate's degree have the option to walk at our commencement ceremony.

Are Early College students able to receive Financial Aid?

  • No. However, Early College courses are very affordable compared to other options. The cost for an online Dual Enrollment course is $100 per credit hour.

How do transferring credits work?

  • Each College or University completes a transcript review in order to decide which courses transfer. Sticking to general education classes generally makes transferring credits simple. All Early College courses at Bluefield University are general education classes that should transfer to another accredited institution.

Is an Early College student considered, and treated, as a transfer student when they become a full-time college student if they have earned enough credits to be a Junior?

  • No. Since they have not graduated from high school, they are considered a first-time college student regardless of how many credits transfer. However, by transferring credits when they enroll as a full-time student, they will have to take fewer classes to receive their bachelor's degree, which shortens the length of time to earn the degree.

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